AND THE WINNERS WERE...
SIMI HILLS G.C. - 08/01/2019: Bob Stone's superb round captured 50% of the entire wager pot loot, a $90 payout,
and he deserved every penny. He posted a sizzling four-over-par 75 featuring just 26 putts and a pair of blind-drawn birdies that notched 1st Places in Porter Low Gross, Low Net, Partner & Putts! Our reigning "Golfer of the Year", Mike Gannon, pocketed $42 from a solo blind birdie and 2nd Places in Porter Gross, Low Net & Partners. The Super Low Gross winner was Jim Sabbe who added a shared blind birdie, 2nd Low Putts & 3rd Partners for a $28 total. Mike Belson picked up $8 from partnering with Mr. Stone in Partners 1st Place. Ron Troncatty tied for Super Gross runner-up and took Partners 2nd for a $6 total. The 3rd Low Net spot paid out $4 to Marilou Miller while a Partners 3rd sent $3 to Craig Fehrman and a tie for that Super Low Gross runner-up paid a modest $2 to Brian Oblak. VICTORIA LAKES G. C. - 08/08/2019 The course apparently played tougher than usual as nobody in the abbreviated field broke the 80 mark. Two players tied for top dollar winnings at $35 apiece from the modest wager pots, Mike Gannon who posted First Places across the board, Porter Low Gross, Low Net, Partners, & Low Putts and Bruce Simon with a solo birdie payout & Partners 2nd Place. Joining the birdie begetters was Bob Stone who pocketed $24 by adding to his resume the Porter Gross runner-up and 3rds in both Net(a tie) & Partners. The Super Low Gross winner was Brian Oblak who added 2nd Low Putts & 3rd Net(tie) for a $14 total. Jim Sabbe's $12 take came from a shared birdie plus the Super Gross runner-up spot and a Partners 3rd place. A pair of 2nd Places in Net & Partners paid out $7 to Marilou Miller while John Moskoff picked up $5 from the good fortune of partnering with Mr. Gannon in 1st Place. OLIVAS LINKS G.C. - 08/15/2019This particular Thursday's lesson was that you don't necessarily have to post a great score to top the money list, just plop in a couple of blind-drawn birdies as Tom Knickerbocker did for a $56 payout. Another solid round from Bob Stone notched 1st Places in Porter Low Gross, Low Net, and Partners for his $39 take. A solo blind-drawn birdie had Brian Oblak's name on it good for $36 when added to his Super Low Gross win and a Partners 3rd. Without any birdie loot Mike Gannon still picked up $34 from 1st Places in both Partners & Putts and a 2nd Place tie in Porter Gross. The only "designated" birdie this day paid out $30 to a well deserving Tom Bower. His trio of 2nd Places in Net, Partners, & Putts(tied) sent $17 to Jim Jacobs and 2nd Places in Porter Gross & Partners earned $9 for Dan Chambers. Five Bucks found Miguel Romero tied for 2nd Low Putts and Four Bucks saluted John Moskoff as 3rd Net while a pair of $2 sums went to Marilou Miller as 3rd Partners and to Jim Sabbe as the Super Low Gross runner-up. LOS ROBLES GREENS G.C. - 08/22/2019 A battle royal ensued featuring those Back Tee Bombers Brian Oblak and Ron Troncatty with Brian taking the day's money title at $49 and RonTron's sizzling 74 winning the Super Low Gross award for a $45 total. Both claimed a solo blind-drawn birdie and then shared another tweeter along with each placing in both Net & Partners. Their difference in dollar amounts was attributed to Brian's winning Low Putts. Identical $21 payouts saluted Jim Jacobs with a solo blind birdie plus 3rds in Net & Partners, and Sunny Weiss taking 1st Places in Low Net & Partners along with a tie for 2nd Low Putts. Mike Gannon won the Porter Low Gross award by a single stroke over Bob Stone. Big Mike added a Low Net 3rd Place for a $9 take and Stoney got $4 in runner-up monies. Another $4 found Marilou Miller with a Partners 2nd Place and Net 3rd while John Moskoff earned $3 from his tie for 2nd Low Putts and Jimmy Dodds pocketed a couple of bucks for partnering up with fellow Central Illinoisian JJ. ELKINS RANCH G.C. - 08/29/2019 Our powerful posse rode roughshod over this rustic ranch spread as our "Magnificent Seven + One" successfully raided the wager pot kitty. Ron Troncatty and Mike Gannon absconded with $36 apiece, RonTron grabbing the Super Low Gross award by a single stroke, along with 3rd Places in both Net & Partners, while Big Mike got his loot from 1+1/2 birdie shares. Craig Fehrman lassoed 1st Places in Porter Low Gross, Low Net & Partners for a $33 haul. Bob Stone was runner-up in those same three categories and added a 1/2 birdie split for his $28 share. Brian Oblak tied for the Super Gross runner-up spot and posted 1sts in Putts & Partners to earn a $21 cut. Identical $4 shares found Tom Knickerbocker in Partners 2nd place and Bruce Simon with 3rds in Net & Partners. Seasoned wrangler Jim Sabbe managed only a tie for Super Gross runner-up worth a paltry Two Bucks.
Mike Belson has been on the DL due to an unfortunate home accident that evolved into a rather serious infection on his leg. He has made much improvement and is due back on the tour in short order -- Bob & Marcia Stone are jetting to London & Scotland on the 23rd. Bob has secured a time at Carnoustie and will have to get in the lottery to get onto St. Andrews. Before they leave, Bob will celebrate his birthday on the 18th. -- It is possible the Bill Lewis' episode of All Rise may air on some Monday in September on CBS. That's all Folks!
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